With former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych fleeing his palatial estate, citizens have flooded onto the grounds, discovering his secret, massive zoo filled with domestic and exotic animals. Now, many are worried about the future of over 2,000 animals -- many of which are livestock like sheep and pigs, and many of which are zoo animals like bears, peacocks, ostriches, deer and even a bear.
Many of the milk-producing livestock are now supplying milk to protestors who are still in the city's square. For the zoo animals, some have proposed moving them to the Kiev Zoo -- a facility notorious for its history of animal welfare issues. A zoologist for the Kiev Zoo said that it would not be a good idea to bring the animals to the zoo, because the conditions at the president's compound are actually much better.
According to BBC, the future of the zoo is still unclear. But officials hope to preserve all the animals, and are considering the option of turning the site into a recreational attraction.